Four MBDJ inmates freed before Christmas Day

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December 27, 2018
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Additional releases expected before New Year’s Day   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Four Metro Bacolod District Jail (MBDJ) inmates were released from the Barangay Handumanan facility on Christmas Eve. MBDJ-Handumanan warden, Jail Senior Inspector Norberto Miciano, said the four were released for good behavior following an evaluation. He said there are also four …

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Bacolod Bishop’s Christmas message: Do not be afraid

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December 27, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Diocese of Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon recently released his Christmas and New Year’s Day message, appealing for the Roman Catholic faithful to not be afraid. In his message, he said, “In a world gripped by fear and uncertainty because of fake news and untruth, we need to reaffirm God’s …

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Purok official arrested in Bacolod City buy-bust

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December 27, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A purok chairwoman and a fellow resident were arrested last Sunday following a buy-bust operation at Purok Cereza 1 in Barangay 27, Bacolod City. Police identified the suspects as Purok Chairwoman Julie Fe Amihan and Erlinda Ubas, both residents of the said community. Police Station 4 (PS4) anti-drug operatives …

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Bacolod City-bound RoRo passenger remains missing

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December 27, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) ferry passenger remains missing after reportedly jumping off last Monday while enroute to Bacolod City. Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Bacolod station commander, Lieutenant Commander Ludovico Librilla, identified the victim as 38-year-old Rene Quilantang, a resident of Isabela, Negros Occidental. Librilla said, based on statements provided by …

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DFA advises OFWs in Libya to ‘avoid unnecessary movement’

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December 27, 2018
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After three terrorists stormed the Libyan Foreign Ministry earlier this week, resulting in three deaths and 18 injuries as of latest reports, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) released a statement yesterday advising overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) based in Libya to exercise caution. The agency published a release calling on Filipinos in the country to …

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Dry-run underway for new Bredco terminal

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December 26, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A dry-run is currently underway for the new Simplicio A. Palanca Seaport Terminal at the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation (Bredco) Port. The terminal, which has a seating capacity of 2,500, was previously used primarily for Manila-bound passengers but is now open for fastcraft operators. Watchmen Daily Journal was provided …

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Travelers flock terminals for Christmas

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December 26, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Travelers across Negros and the entire Western Visayas flocked to terminals last Friday afternoon in order to make it home for Christmas Day celebrations. Based on monitoring by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. last December 21, around 4,893 outbound passengers passed through Negros and …

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Closed-door meeting planned to address ambush on Bacolod City councilor

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December 26, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said a closed-door executive-legislative meeting will be held with law enforcement agencies to address the ambush on Bacolod City Councilor Ricardo Tan and his wife. The vice mayor said Tan earlier sought help from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to handle the …

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Benitez open to legalization of medical marijuana

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December 26, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental third district Congressman Alfredo Benitez said he is open to marijuana legalization for medical purposes only. The issue has been discussed greatly as of late after Miss Universe-Philippines Catriona Gray, now-Miss Universe 2018, said she would support the legalization of medical marijuana during the pageant last week. According …

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